Archaeological Theory Products

  • Surfaces

    Transformations of Body, Materials and Earth, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mike Anusas, Cristián Simonetti

    In attending to surfaces, as they wrap, layer and grow within sentient bodies, material formations and cosmological sates, this volume presents a series of ten anthropological studies stretching across five continents and in observation of earthly practices of making, knowing, living and dying.…

    Hardback – 2020-03-20 
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Interrogating Human Origins

    Decolonisation and the Deep Human Past, 1st Edition

    Edited by Martin Porr, Jacqueline Matthews

    Interrogating Human Origins encourages new critical engagements with the study of human origins, broadening the range of approaches to bring in postcolonial theories, and beginning to explore the decolonisation of this complex topic. The collection of chapters presented in this volume creates…

    Paperback – 2020-01-17 
    Archaeological Orientations

  • Cognitive Archaeology

    Mind, Ethnography, and the Past in South Africa and Beyond, 1st Edition

    Edited by David S. Whitley, Johannes Loubser, Gavin Whitelaw

    Cognitive Archaeology: Mind, Ethnography, and the Past in South Africa and Beyond interprets the social and cultural lives of the past, in part by using ethnography to build informed models of past cultural and social systems and partly by using natural models to understand symbolism and belief.…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Incorporating Nonbinary Gender into Inuit Archaeology

    Oral Testimony and Material Inroads, 1st Edition

    By Meghan Walley

    Incorporating Nonbinary Gender into Inuit Archaeology: Oral Testimony and Material Inroads explores gender diversity in precontact Inuit history. By combining evidence from interviews with re-examinations of previously excavated archaeological collections, it challenges binary narratives and…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Archaeology & Indigenous Peoples

  • The Archaeology of Seeing

    Science and Interpretation, the Past and the Contemporary Visual Art, 1st Edition

    By Liliana Janik

    The Archaeology of Seeing provides readers with a new and provocative understanding of material culture through exploring visual narratives captured in cave and rock art, sculpture, paintings, and more. The engaging argument draws on current thinking in archaeology on how we can interpret the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Researching the Archaeological Past through Imagined Narratives

    A Necessary Fiction, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniël van Helden, Robert Witcher

    Archaeological interpretation is an imaginative act. Stratigraphy and artefacts do not tell us what the past was like; that is the task of the archaeologist. The diverse group of contributors to this volume address the relationship between archaeology and imagination through the medium of…

    Hardback – 2019-12-17 
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Making Sense of Monuments

    Narratives of Time, Movement, and Scale, 1st Edition

    By Michael J. Kolb

    Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, Confederate statues, Egyptian pyramids, and medieval cathedrals: these are some of the places that are the subject of Making Sense of Monuments, an analysis of how the built environment molds human experiences and perceptions via bodily comparison. Drawing from recent…

    Hardback – 2019-12-03 
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Creating Heritage

    Unrecognised Pasts and Rejected Futures, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Carter, David Charles Harvey, Roy Jones, Iain Robertson

    This book investigates the selection process of heritagisation to understand what specific pasts are being selected or rejected for representation, who is selecting them, how and to whom they are being represented and why they are being presented, or dismissed, in the ways that they are. Some…

    Hardback – 2019-11-21 
    Routledge Cultural Heritage and Tourism Series

  • The Routledge Handbook of Sensory Archaeology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robin Skeates, Jo Day

    Edited by two pioneers in the field of sensory archaeology, this Handbook comprises a key point of reference for the ever-expanding field of sensory archaeology: one that surpasses previous books in this field, both in scope and critical intent. This Handbook provides an extensive set of…

    Hardback – 2019-11-13 

  • Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West

    The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France, 1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Tythacott

    In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China—the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the "Summer Palace," this site consisted of thousands of buildings housing a vast art…

    Paperback – 2019-11-09 
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Images of Sex and Desire in Renaissance Art and Modern Historiography

    1st Edition

    Edited by Angeliki Pollali, Berthold Hub

    Studies on gender and sexuality have proliferated in the last decades, covering a wide spectrum of disciplines. This collection of essays offers a metanarrative of sexuality as it has been recently embedded in the art historical discourse of the European Renaissance. It revisits ‘canonical’ forms…

    Paperback – 2019-11-09 
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Romantic Anti-capitalism and Nature

    The Enchanted Garden, 1st Edition

    By Robert Sayre, Michael Löwy

    Romantic Anti-capitalism and Nature examines the deep connections between the romantic rebellion against modernity and ecological concern with modern threats to nature. The chapters deal with expressions of romantic culture from a wide variety of different areas: travel writing, painting, utopian…

    Hardback – 2019-11-01 
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

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